VIDEO SHOWDOWN! Justin Bieber VS. Newcomer Greyson Michael — Who Was More Talented At The Age Of 12?

Mon, May 17, 2010 10:00pm EDT by 34 Comments

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Do YOU think YouTube sensation Greyson is the going to be the next Justin Bieber?

Greyson Michael Chance is this year’s Internet sensation ‘It’ boy. Throughout the last month, the 12-year-old singer literally exploded on YouTube in a way that no one since teen-singing-sensation Justin Bieber has done since being discovered in 2008. But does this sixth grader from Oklahoma really have star power to rival the Biebster’s?

We’ll let you be the judge. Check out this video of a then-12-year-old Justin (now 16) singing on the steps of the Avon theater in his hometown of Ontario, Canada before he hit it big.

To make it easy, we’ve also included Greyson’s home video of his signature song, a cover of Lady Gaga‘s ‘Paparazzi.’ Based on these two clips, who do YOU think will be the bigger star?

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John

Posted at 5:04 AM on May 28, 2010  

Can we not have a fight here please. They are both good. If Greyson can’t sing, then why was he able to get on Ellen? If Justin has no talent, then how’d he get Sean Kingston and Usher to be featured in his songs? You don’t need to fight over who has greater talent. They both have great talent and you know it. If you hate Greyson or Justin, then let it be. No one’s stopping you. If I were you, I wouldn’t make such a big deal out of ONE poll question because Justin Bieber is Justin Bieber and Greyson Chance is Greyson Chance. They’re different people. You can’t change that. :)

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Amelia

Posted at 10:43 PM on May 22, 2010  

Do these Bieber fans even know what talent means? Greyson has a genuinely powerful voice, unlike Bieber. He has a higher range of notes as well which makes it even more pleasing when he hits high notes. You don’t get nervous and uncomfortable like when Bieber attempts it. Greyson has true talent, all Bieber has is his charm and dancing skills. I personally prefer Greyson’s God given talent over Bieber’s looks.

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Ej Reyes

Posted at 4:45 AM on May 28, 2010  

Exactly! They only love Bieber because of his looks. They’re lucky that he can sing but Greyson is better.

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leaaa.

Posted at 1:29 PM on July 24, 2010  

excuse me?? i do believe i know what talent is. and yes justin bieber and greyson are both talented. and justin bieber can sing and his charm and dancing just make him so much better. soo just sayin look how famous justin bieber is and its not cause of his looks..im pretty sure usher wouldnt have signed him if he couldnt sing. soo yeah dont dis justin bieber or his fans.. thanks : )

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estephanye

Posted at 2:58 PM on May 21, 2010  

.NOO WAAYY is greyson gunna be the new justin bieber.!!! JBs got it all.: ) : ) xoxo.
I LOVE justin biber klsess

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xxx

Posted at 9:18 PM on May 20, 2010  

NOO WAAYY is greyson gunna be the new justin bieber.!!! JBs got it all.: ) : ) xoxo.

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angie

Posted at 5:30 AM on May 20, 2010  

Some of you are ridiculous!!! These are kids and I believe they are both more mature than most of you. Why do you have to talk trash on either? The question is do you think Greyson is going to be the next Justin? A simple question that does not need you to slam a child. They are both amazing!!! Grow up and stop being so insecure in your opinions.

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krys

Posted at 4:41 AM on May 20, 2010  

Gee, did all the Bieb heads rade this article? I think so! Greyson has more talent than Justin in voice and obviously he can play the piano like no other 12 yr old on the circuit. I think his hits on his YT vids tells the story. He will be big. I hope however he takes his time and gradually jumps in. He already has haters which is sad since no one, I mean NO ONE knows this kid at all! You guys are just scared to death of this kid and will never admit it! I don’t get the Justin hype at all and I don’t think he’s that good. Also take this into consideration. We saw Greyson live in an unprofessional environment! Wait till the kid hits the studio and then maybe judge who will be the topper!

Team Greyson!

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EJ

Posted at 4:47 AM on May 28, 2010  

I agree.

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Ant

Posted at 1:52 AM on May 20, 2010  

I don’t think Greyson has a chance against Bieber. Not because he doesn’t have more talent than him, but because Justin Bieber is simply more marketable; his behavior and charm attract the current generation of tweens and teens more.

As for my opinion, I like Greyson better. He’s more talented, despite what some fangirls here claim. Greyson plays the piano, has a powerful voice, writes his own songs (with no help), and composes them on his own. All Justin has against him are his dancing and guitar skills, which are just that: skills (in this case, anyways). With proper training, Greyson could learn to dance like him, but then again, I don’t want him to be a corporate manufactured star like Bieber.

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mikaela

Posted at 10:51 PM on May 19, 2010  

BIEBER FTW GAYSON GO TO HELLLL suck a dick gayson

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joaqs

Posted at 4:48 AM on May 28, 2010  

are you talking to yourself? :)

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Taylor

Posted at 7:53 PM on May 19, 2010  

Justin all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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brandon

Posted at 6:39 PM on May 19, 2010  

why would anyone pick greyson over justin i mean wtf?

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brandon

Posted at 6:37 PM on May 19, 2010  

heeeeeel noo greyson change aint got shyt on justin bieber “team bieber”

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diana

Posted at 12:15 PM on May 19, 2010  

i think greyson chance it’s not better than justin bieber
team bieber

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Brittaney

Posted at 10:25 AM on May 19, 2010  

Greyson trying to sound like lady gaga and justin is just being himself!! greyson has more of a voice for a punk rock band and justin he singing the kind of songs he should sing a little hip hop r&b stuff like that!! I AM TEAM BIEBER

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Angie

Posted at 7:25 PM on May 18, 2010  

No offense but Greyson Chance, not good i’ not a bieber fan but, i have to admit i like Justin way better he has much more talent than the other kid, and in my total offense, calling Justin Bieber a slut is not cool. It’s rude and then we can all say you have no talent. I don’t like your words nor your actions. Choose something better than bully a major popstar.

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Angie

Posted at 7:24 PM on May 18, 2010  

No offense but Greyson Chance… not good i’ not a bieber fan but, i have to admit i like Justin way better he has much more talent than the other kid, and in my total offense, calling Justin Bieber a slut is not cool. It’s rude and then we can all say you have no talent. I don’t like your words nor your actions. Choose something better than bully a major popstar.

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JB4EVA

Posted at 5:47 PM on May 18, 2010  

here is the difference when justin was 12 he actually sounded like a guy greyson sounds like a girl

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JBwife

Posted at 5:15 PM on May 18, 2010  

I love Justin Drew Bieber. Im not a big fan of Greyson voice. You can hear the soul in JB voice. No offense 2 Greyson his voice sounds 2 thick and Justins is as light and free as air. :) I lov u Jb!

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klaudia

Posted at 4:50 PM on May 18, 2010  

justin is the best nobody can beat him he is the one and only JUSTIN BIEBER!

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ashlyn smith

Posted at 4:44 PM on May 18, 2010  

WOW!!!! greyson can sing so well!!! but at the same time no one can beat justin bieber!!! but i have to say they both sing so awesome

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beatrice

Posted at 4:43 PM on May 18, 2010  

now justin has more votes ;) no way this kid can ever beat justin bieber! justin is freaking amazing. learned the drums at age of 2, piano and guitar at age 7 and trumpet too. he can dance, rap, beatbox and sing! he is so talented. there can only be one justin bieber.

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joaqs

Posted at 4:54 AM on May 28, 2010  

And there can also be only one Greyson Chance. ;) Lets just see what’s gonna happen. I, myself, believe Justin Bieber won’t be replaced because he has his own talent. And so does Greyson. This is just a poll. They just want to know your opinions. :)

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Brandon

Posted at 4:23 PM on May 18, 2010  

Greyson sucks… Justin Bieber needs to put him in his place… which is the trash.

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angelic

Posted at 3:51 PM on May 18, 2010  

Greyson is beating Justin?!? how is that even possible?! :( oh well, i gaurentee in 2 hours Justin will have more votes because beliebers overpower everyone :)

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louise77

Posted at 6:05 AM on May 18, 2010  

This is so stupid. Greyson is 12 which means his voice will change in 1-2 years. That’s why such young boys usually don’t get signed. He may not sound so great by the time a cd is released.

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noa

Posted at 4:38 AM on May 18, 2010  

Justin is better than Greyson !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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bia

Posted at 4:25 PM on May 18, 2010  

justin is much better

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Helen

Posted at 1:09 AM on September 4, 2011  

I think Bieber is better than Grayson,too.

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Alexis

Posted at 10:20 PM on May 17, 2010  

Im not trying to hate but Greyson cant sing!NOBODY will ever be the next Justin Bieber!I mean its JUSTIN BIEBER!!

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Sydney

Posted at 11:02 PM on May 17, 2010  

I agree! No one will be able to replace Justin Bieber! and hat Greyson kid is not KUTE!

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noa

Posted at 4:39 AM on May 18, 2010  

You right!!!

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